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The Bus Stopped in Columbus - BlogTour USA

The blog bus in Columbus OhioThe BlogTour USA bus stopped here in Columbus. NOW. 

Joe and Rudy of BlogTour USA and Sellsius Real Estate Blog  are here! 

The BlogTour USA guys slept in Goodale Park last night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is here in the parking lot of Real Living HER Worthington... after visiting our downtown corporate office.   Oooops.   We probably should have told them the address huh?

Gray skies but no rain yet...  Presentation

 

 

 

Elaine Reese did a great presentation about blogging that is outside for bloggers and non bloggers to watch.

Who is here to greet BlogTour USA?   

Sondra Sondra Johnson of ColumbusRealEstateVoice.com 

edit 2-9-2009 blog gone.

 

 

Jonathan of  DCS-Media.com    (a non real estate blogger)

Toby Boyce of  Sadie's Take on Delaware Ohio  and Sadie!!! 

Elaine and Joe Joe Peffer of Columbus Real Estate  shoulda been Columbus Homes Blog. Duh.  edit 2-9-2009

and Elaine Reese of Reeses Pieces of Real Estate

Me of Columbus Best Blog  of course...

We're still hoping to see more bloggers and we can add photos in the comments. 

If you work in the real estate industry and are not an ActiveRain Member -   Join

Anyone I missed?   

Limited Time Offer! YOU may comment spam!

Experienced bloggers reading this... here's a one time only opportunity to comment spam! For the unfamiliar with blogging among us, if you comment would you in your comment tell us who you are, where you are,  What you are (a real estate agent, a loan officer, a web designer, an innocent bystander)  and give us a link to your outside blog if you have one.   We can show those reading this how to find your ActiveRain info and blog from the link if you are signed in on ActiveRain.  Of course we can show them how to find who you are, what you are, where you are... from the link... but humor us this one time only please and comment spam us.     

 edited again September 2011. 

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Comment balloon 41 commentsMaureen McCabe • July 13 2007 10:59AM

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How exciting! As a fellow RVer I am so envious of their journey.  Someday Jay and I will travel cross country in the motor home. For now we have to be content with the east coast.

 

Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) about 12 years ago
Opps I'm in Hampstead New Hampshire and I am a real estate agent and trainer.
Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) about 12 years ago

OMG - we have freedom to comment spam.....I feel strange!!!  I'll do it with a funny one:  Check out my Miamism Blog and today is "Miamism Fridays" you'll get a treat that is very relevant to Blog Tour USA!! (and it's all Joe's fault).

It's a Real Estate Blog - Rick and I are both Realtors in the Miami area - Miamism gives you information on Real estate marketing trends, stories, advice, and lots of local content.  It's Miami as seen from our eyes, on the street and straight to you!

Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) about 12 years ago

YJoeeah comments !!!!   Comment spam away on this entry please!!  We want to know where you are watching us meet Joe and Rudy.  

  

Lots of cameras here and many people who are better photographers than me!!! 

We have the press here too... thanks to Chelsea Hamilton of Real Living HER!!!!   

 

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 12 years ago

Oh now I get it...I can spam! Thanks Ines :)

I have a newish outside blog...still being worked on. New Hampshire Real Estate with Monika McGillicuddy  

A very boring title...I wish I could come up with a better one. 

Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) about 12 years ago

Hi Maureen - glad to see this post!  What a fun way to get to meet people all over the country with their Blog Tour USA. 

I'm a REALTOR in Portsmouth New Hampshire, and I have a brand new very tiny baby blog that is being worked on as I write this, and it's still in its incubation period, so keep that in mind when you check it out PLEASE...... New Hampshire and Maine Real Estate.  So, okay, I can breath a little now that I've actually linked that here.  And if anyone has any feedback, I'm happy to hear it and try to work with it.

Have fun today Maureen, Elaine, Tobey and everyone else!!

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 12 years ago
What excitement!   Have a great time!   Orlando Avenue sends our greetings!
Posted by Colleen Kulikowski, Creative Real Estate Solutions... (The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty) about 12 years ago

What an adventure.  Serious bloggers indeed, those Sellsius folk.  I recognize some of the folks attending.  I'm not a serious outside (ActiveRain) blogger, but anyone is welcomed to visit my web site.  That IS serious.

Lenn Harley
Broker, Homefinders.com
Serving Home Buyers in Maryland and Northern Virginia

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 12 years ago
Maureen, we're having a great time here with Rudy & Joe. We're doing the presentation now.
Posted by Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio (Real Living HER, Powell Ohio) about 12 years ago

Woo-hoo we get to SPAM? Ha.... Susan Milner, real estate agent in Ft. Myers/Cape Coral, Florida ~

outside blog:

Cape Coral Real Estate

And my website:

Moving to Cape Coral?

Nice to see the Sellsius guys still alive & well making their rounds :)

Posted by Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents (Florida Future Realty, Inc.) about 12 years ago

Woops, I hope I am not too late. 

 

Maureen

 

miOaklandCounty.com 

Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) about 12 years ago

Woof, woof.  YOUR PET FRIENDLY COMMUNITY 

Posted by Molly of The Pet Realty Network (Pet Realty Network) about 12 years ago

Hello Columbus and everyone at the party

Joe and Rudy -Hope you had a marvelous trip since leaving us in Naples

Ok - here goes SPAM

Rhona Sutter

The Pet Realty Network, www.petrealtynetwork.com  a great place for Pet Friendly Real Estate professionals to connect to Pet Friendly people across the United States and around the world by featuring your Bio, Listings and other info.  Also our Blog gives up to date news and views about Pets and Real Estate.

 

Posted by Rhona Sutter (The Pet Realty Network) about 12 years ago
Thanks Maureen, Rudy, Joe, and the rest of the Tour and Real Living folks who hosted the party. It was fun! Tina The Green Buckeye blog www.greenbuckeye.com
Posted by Tina about 12 years ago

As Sally would say....WOO HOO....I think Las Vegas is on this tour, right? I'll be watching for it!  Check me out at MaryWarren.com or MaryW.com all the info on Las Vegas you would want to know and then some!

Posted by Mary Warren about 12 years ago

I'll second Tina's comment it was great to meet everyone!!

Sadie slept all the way to the Alum Creek Dog Park -- got out and played with a lot of her new friends. We had a great time and thanks to all the HER Real Living agents that pulled this together.

Posted by Toby Boyce, MBA, Delaware Ohio (C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co.) about 12 years ago
So sorry we missed this. We were planning to come but I think we do have a pretty good excuse. Looks like it was a lot of fun.
Posted by Melissa Kruse (Gryphon ) about 12 years ago

Thanks everyone  for the comments, great spam! Elaine pulled up this blog and the comments for the audience. 

Here's the rest of the itinerary!   

Detroit, Michigan - July 14

Chicago, Illinois - July 15

St. Paul, Minnesota - July 16

Denver, Colorado - July 18

Phoenix, Arizona - July 19

San Diego, California - July 20

Las Vegas, Nevada - July 22

Salt Lake City, Utah - July 23

Boise, Idaho - July 24

Seattle, Washington - July 25

Portland, Oregon - July 26

Reno, Nevada - July 27

San Francisco, California - July 28 -

It was a great time.  I am exhausted.  We started setting up at 8:00 AM...

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 12 years ago
Maureen, I just posted the photos I took. Again, want to thank you for making the arrangements for Rudy & Joe to visit us. It was a great time!
Posted by Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio (Real Living HER, Powell Ohio) about 12 years ago

I just commented there! Great photos.  I am too tired to post more of mine.   We need to go get the table, chairs, cooler, etc. from the office.

Thanks for all you did!  Great PP presentation. 

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 12 years ago
Maureen it's like you were announcing the happenings on election day lol.  Very cool.  Sorry I was not able to chime in....if it hadn't been for a memorial service today I would have been there with you.  Thanks for the info!
Posted by Carole Cohen, Realtor, ePRO (Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office) about 12 years ago

Carole I wish you could have been with us.  Their route after Denver confuses me so I had to post it...Next Friday they are in San Diego!  That amazes me.... Phoenix, Arizona to San Diego, California to Las Vegas, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah to Boise, Idaho,  to Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon to Reno, Nevada to San Francisco, California seems crazy.... zig zag... 

Elaine has a slide in her PP presentation where she showed their route...  she had a little bus zig zagging around out there.  

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 12 years ago

Sorry I missed you guys... I was only 80 miles away in Cincinnati.  :-( 

Maybe next year?

Posted by Dan Green about 12 years ago

Dan: Did Joe and Rudy meet up with you on their way to Columbus?  They mentioned they went to Cincinnati.  We're sorry you couldn't make it to the Columbus bus stop.

 

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 12 years ago

San Francisco July 28th!!?!??  Oh how fun... can anyone come join the fun?  Maybe Mike Mueller and some of the other Bay Area bloggers will be there.  I don't much blog in the outside world anymore, mostly on active rain now.. but anyone can visit my site:  www.DiabloValley.net.

 Catherine Myers, Alain Pinel Realtors, Walnut Creek, CA www.DiabloValley.net

Posted by Catherine Myers, Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate (Windermere Bay Area Properties) about 12 years ago

Catherine ....Check with San Francisco bloggers Catherine to see what is going on... it's the beer and bloggers event isn't it? That should be big.

There are a few more pictures of our Columbus bus stop on a blog called "the 270"   Alvin of the 270 was there.  He got to meet Tina of the Green Buckeye...

We had a food blogger, Andy of a blog called Fine Repasts eating the beans and weiners (and potato salad) that Real Living Title cooked up for the picnic.  I hope Andy got to try one of Deb Simon's mom's fine home made bakery items....'the blogrolls.'

I am so disappointed that Joe and Rudy did not get to meet and interview Alvin and Andy.  Alvin had to get back to work.  I am so disappointed I did not get to meet them. 

My suggestion to the MN bloggers... if they have their event open to all bloggers...or even just RE bloggers...  bull horn at the entrance to an event... blogger needs to call out their URL as they enter?

 

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 12 years ago

Hi, Maureen.  They may have driven through Cincinnati, but were probably more excited for the picnic; they just drive right on through.  The good news is that I'll catch up with them in San Francisco at Bloggers Connect -- we're on a panel together!

http://realestateconnect.com/sf07/bloggersconnect.aspx#tips

Posted by Dan Green about 12 years ago

Thanks for the link...Rudy's on a panel the day before about monetizing your blog. 

Joe is on the panel with Dan and Teresa Boardman about:  
 

"10 Tips From Top Bloggers Hear unique ideas from the industry's top bloggers on how to tone up your blog and save it from falling into the dead zone.

Panelists:
Teresa Boardman, Realtor/Broker, Keller Williams
Joseph Ferrara, Co-Founder, Sellsius LLC
Dan Green, Founder/President, Bring The Blog
Adam Koval, Founder/Senior Analyst, SocketSite" 

Just moments after the presentation of the winner of Project Blogger! 

They said there was a fountain and a concert was going on in Cincinnati ... Fountain Square?

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 12 years ago
I think this is such a great idea the Selisus guys had to promote blogging and meet up with local bloggers across the country..
Posted by Kaye Thomas, e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA (Real Estate West) about 12 years ago
Maureen, love that bus!!!  I guess we're last on the tour (SF, CA) can't wait to see it live.  Thanks for sharing this and for getting us all excited.  I'm really looking forward to it now...better go register right away, it might sell-out over here thanks to your post!!  (Big Smile)  B-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

Brad, if you're registering, you can help push some dollars to charity.  Inman is paying me for all users that sign up using my "code".  I am donating all of my proceeds.

Read more at http://www.themortgagereports.com/2007/05/real_estate_pro.html.  You can download a registration form on my blog.

Posted by Dan Green about 12 years ago
Thanks Dan, I have already gone to the site to register via my company, I just missed your comment. Sorry! It's a Great thing you're doing for charity! See you there... Maureen, wasn't trying to Hi-Jack your post and I'm sure that wasn't Dans intentions either!!  :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago
Hijack... all you want.  :-)
Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 12 years ago
I would and could never do that!!  The respect is way too thick around here!!  :-)  Thanks for being so sweet about it though!!  You da best!
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 12 years ago

We still kind of new to AR, and are still learning the rituals. At first, we put links into a comment. Rich kindly and pleasantly helped us out on that. So we learned. Since then, we've put a few links in our comments when relevant to the post and our comment thereunto.

We're in South Lake Tahoe, our blog here has real time stats on the complete market 24/7. Our goal is to provide all the information all the time to our homeowners and consumers. We've had a lot of nice comments on it so far. 

When we started commenting, it took us a while to understand how that was supposed to work, our goal in providing a link was to point out how we do all of the stats and information, and to help anyone with the automations and templates we created to provide this resource. As it is, it takes about a half day per day to stay current with this. Our thought was if this is something of value to our consumers, it might be of value to yours. 

Thanks for this post, thanks for the invitation, and we're learning more about AR everyday. 

Posted by Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information (McCall Realty) almost 12 years ago

I don't know how I missed this Gary.  There was buzz about you (and your brother?) doing links in comments when you were a newbie.  Unfortunately a lot of people are not going to take the time to let you know that what you are doing by linking to yourself in most comments on someone elses blog is comment spam. They just delete the comments with links and tell the people they know what a horrible person, blogger, real estate agent the newbie is because of their action of comment spamming.  It's not comment spam in this instance because I asked people to add links because of the event.

It was nice of Rich (I assume Rich Jacobson) to take the time to tell you what you were doing was not typically socially acceptable in the blogosphere or on ActiveRain.  It is typical of real estate agents to think they are the be all and end all and that if buyers, sellers, consumers just read their website or blog ..... 

As members of a community (ActiveRain or just the web 2.0 real estate community in general) it is so wrong to use someone else's blog to conduct your business but newbies and the totally obnoxious oblivious people or bots continue to do it... the Guidelines for ActiveRain link on the bottom of each page state this concept for those who continue to comment spam.   

A link to carry on a conversation is a good thing in comments in a blog.  Most people who are good blog conversationalists use links  of things others have shared out in the blogosphere or on another blog here in ActiveRain.  Those who comment spam typically post a link to their website or something they've written because they are trying to promote themselves rather than carry on the conversation.   It is a hard concept for newbies to grasp sometimes.

What happens on ActiveRain if the Rich Jacobson's of the community don't take the time to let newbies know they are comment spamming is the links and the buzz build up and suddenly there is a backlash, because that person has been on ActiveRain long enough, should have read an entry about comment spam by Colleen K.  or another AR member  and should know better! Their comments with links disappear (are deleted as that is the bloggers perogative) and the points and links that went with the comment which was perceived as comment spam is lost. What a waste of time comment spamming turns out to be.

It is not as if Colleen K and others haven't blogged on ActiveRain over and over about members spamming members. 

Welcome to ActiveRain, Gary hopefully you will pay Rich's kindness to you  forward and say "pssssst read the Guidelines" when you get comment spam or when you see someone comment spamming on an entry.    

Brad, thanks for stopping by.  Again no clue why I missed these two comments.  

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 12 years ago

Maureen - Did any of the non-blogging attendees pick up on blogging? Just curious ...

Okay, what is a pandanus?

Posted by Toby Boyce, MBA, Delaware Ohio (C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co.) almost 12 years ago

Toby: Saroya Bryant filled out an AR profile but has not done anything else since. Or had not last time I looked. Herb Schupp who was already an ActiveRain member did a blog post (I believe his first ) that day or the next day but I think that was it for the people from my office. There were people from other HER offices there and I am not sure if they have blogged.  There were people from CBKT WO there I believe who were non bloggers but for a lot of the event there was a sea of faces some of whom I could kinda sorta recognize from their name tags / faces but mostly I don't have a clue.

We had a big company meeting Tuesday.  They explained blogging.  They gave people some options on starting a blog, one was ActiveRain.  I did not look yesterday but Tuesday there were NO sign ups from people with Real Living HER.  I sent invites to a few people.  No response.  Blog resistance?  As they say in St. Paul MN, You betcha.

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 12 years ago
If the company ever wants a thrid-party endorsement for blogging, I'm just down the road...  ;-)  Drove to Dayton yesterday to meet a fellow blogger.  It's always fun to chat offline, isn't it?
Posted by Dan Green almost 12 years ago

I looked up the new members for the past couple of days.  There are some sign ups from Real Living Realty One, but I believe only one from Real Living HER on ActiveRain since the 360° event in Central Ohio. 

Dan wrote "a fellow blogger" real estate?  Finance?  Other? 

Teri?  My favorite Dayton area blogger!

Dan.... is 'Bring the Blog'  selling content to RE bloggers?  Teresa B? Or am I confused (again?) That may be something the blog resistant would love to hear about....

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 12 years ago
Thanks for the information Maureen. There were a lot of faces and names that were recognized from ads and listings. I'm curious to see if anyone new signs up for AR. I was approached by one agent that wanted to get together for coffee, but she's too "busy" to do it. Not a good start for her blogging career.
Posted by Toby Boyce, MBA, Delaware Ohio (C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co.) almost 12 years ago

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